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Project 2×1: Young Filmmakers use Google Glass to document West Indian and Jewish communities in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

4th December 2013 |

The brainchild of four 20-something Brooklynites, ‘2×1’ is an interesting look into the vastly different yet culturally rich neighbourhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn and its Hassidic Jewish and West Indian communities.

Using Google Glass technology the project which was successfully … Read More

[Exhibition] Making Freedom: Riots, Rebellions & Revolutions at The Royal Geographic Society in London

3rd December 2013 |

In conjunction with the Windrush Foundation’s commemoration of Caribbean emancipation, ‘Making Freedom’ which is on at London’s Royal Geographic Society until December 20th features  collections from the Royal Geographical Society, the National Maritime Museums, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Archives, … Read More

[Event] Celebrate in style with the V&A’s Afro Supa Hero Exhibition

26th November 2013 | | 3 Comments

Since opening, I’ve been hearing such great things about designer Jon Daniel’s Afro Supa Hero exhibition which is currently on at the V&A’s Museum of Childhood.

To celebrate the closing of the 5 month long exhibition, a Friday night P-Funk … Read More

NYC’s WallPlay exhibit ‘WU HA 20 20’ Celebrates 20 Years of The Wu-Tang Clan

20th November 2013 |

Earlier this month ‘Enter The Wu’ the debut album from the legendary Wu-Tang Clan celebrated its 20th anniversary. Work ranging from paintings, sculpture, photography and even cake art are on display at New York’s WallPlay gallery.

“WU | HA 20 … Read More

Get Involved: ‘A connected Africa is the Future’ – Social Media Week Lagos returns for another year!

18th November 2013 |

Continuing on from the success of their inaugural event earlier this year, Social Media Week Lagos will return in 2014 (February 17-21) under the theme ‘A Connected Africa is the Future’.

As more and more organisations look to Africa for … Read More

[Event] Numbi Arts in conversation with Afrobeat veteran Tony Allen + Afro Disco at Rich Mix

15th November 2013 | | 2 Comments

 

 “Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.”

– Fela Kuti

Words from a musician many would attribute to being the father of the Afrobeat genre, to Fela Kuti – drummer and composer Tony Allen is the man … Read More

[Event] The Body Narratives: A platform for Women of Colour artists exploring body image + Screening of Black Power Mixtape

9th November 2013 |

An online space created by SOAS graduate and writer Hana Riaz, The Body Narratives aims to allow Women of Colour artists to create work based around the subject of body image, something which is often seen and held up to … Read More

[Film Screening] UK Premiere of Sudz Sutherland’s Caribbean drama ‘Home Again’ to be screened at the British Museum

22nd October 2013 |

Set in Jamaica, ‘Home Again’ centres around the lives of three young adults who find themselves deported to Jamaica after being raised in Canada, the US and the UK. The film which stars the likes of Tatyana Ali, Fefe Dobson, … Read More

[Re-cap + Video] The Power of the Digital Diaspora

17th October 2013 |

“We all come from the same mould with many narratives”

– Chantal Miller, ChantiMedia

This was just one of the many gems that was given at last month’s Social Media panel ‘The Power of the Digital Diaspora’. Six influential digital … Read More